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Eye Treatment Unit

Sight gives us the opportunity to live life in the way we choose

When our sight is impacted by natural degeneration and disease it's important to talk to an expert to gain the best guidance. Our experienced consultant ophthalmologists will talk you through all the available sight restoration treatments.

We provide a consultant-led service and offers an extensive range of treatments within a safe hospital environment. We offer high-quality care with a range of tests and scans to help you understand your eye problems. Your diagnosis will then be discussed with you and a treatment plan personalised to your individual needs.

Some common conditions and diseases that we treat include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic eye disease, retinal disease, squint and failing vision.

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The Specialist Eye Unit provides expert advice and treatment. For your peace of mind, our leading consultant ophthalmologists have extensive experience in treating eye conditions.

Getting treated quickly can be easy. Some key treatments and procedures include:

Our highly experienced team of consultant ophthalmologists performed thousands of procedures each year.

Your consultation and treatment will be carried out in the Specialist Eye Unit here at Sulis Hospital Bath. You will see the same consultant ophthalmologist throughout your treatment and be supported by a multi-disciplinary team of specialist nurses.

When you book an appointment at Sulis Hospital Bath, you’ll be seen by one of our friendly consultants who specialise in eye health. All of them are internationally-recognised leaders in their field and have many years of experience treating problems of the eye.

They’ll have a very detailed chat with you about your symptoms, your concerns and your previous medical history to get a thorough understanding of things.

Depending on the symptoms you’re experiencing, they’ll want to carry out specific eye tests to help them assess your eyes and understand exactly what the problem is (don’t worry, they’ll explain any examination they need to do, you’ll always know what’s being done and why it’s being done).

At Sulis Hospital Bath, we have a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure a fast and accurate diagnosis.

If after this initial consultation the consultant would like any further tests to aid them with the diagnosis, they’ll arrange for you to have them on the same day (we don’t want you to have the hassle of needing to come back on a different day for these tests).

Some of the additional tests that your consultant may want you to have include:

  • a blood test: to check if there are any signs of inflammation or infection that may be causing your symptoms
  • an ultrasound scan
  • a CT scan

Not all of these additional tests will necessarily be required, and the consultant may want you to have additional tests that aren’t listed above. Again, these will all be thoroughly explained to you beforehand so that you know how the tests will be carried out and why they’re being done.

You’ll be pleased to know that we believe in giving you a quick, accurate diagnosis on the same day as your consultation. After all, why should you have to wait for a fortnight (or longer) for your results to come back? A longer wait for results means additional worry, discomfort and uncertainty that you just don’t need.

It should be noted that after this initial meeting the consultant may decide that surgery isn’t needed and that treatment can be provided with some other means (for example medication or prescription glasses).

If it’s determined that surgery is in fact required the consultant will talk you through the process thoroughly and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Our dedicated Specialist Eye Unit provides expert screening for eye disease, diagnosing eye problems, and treating degenerative eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and macular disease.

All our Consultant Ophthalmologists have substantive NHS contracts and are nationally recognised for their expertise.

We offer procedures ranging from cataract surgery, lens implant surgery to reduce reliance on glasses, and laser surgery to improve vision.

The ophthalmology surgical team provides a personalised service and individualised care. Your needs are always the top priority.

If you do require treatment for an eye problem, we believe you’ll find no better place to come for expert help than Sulis Hospital Bath.

With our state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated Eye Unit and a medical team that includes some of the top eye specialists in the country, you can be assured that you’ll be in expert and experienced hands.

At Sulis Hospital Bath, we like to do things differently. Unlike many other hospitals, you’ll benefit from:

  • Treatment within two weeks of initial diagnosis; with no waiting lists we can get your eyes treated and back to better health quickly.
  • Specialist Eye Unit: where every member of staff is an expert on eye health and can answer any questions you may have. They’re also all acutely aware of the challenges that impaired vision can have, and so will make sure you are comfortable and put at ease quickly.
  • Multidisciplinary team: we have built an incredibly strong and diverse team of like-minded medical experts who all work together every day to achieve the best possible result for everyone they treat. Being able to draw upon such a vast amount of shared experience means that you will always receive the absolute best advice and treatment possible.
  • Vast experience in treating eye problems: our consultants are hugely experienced, having collectively performed in excess of 100,000 cataract procedures.
  • All our Consultant Ophthalmologists have substantive NHS contracts. You’re in good hands when you’re seen by us.

We know that you’d prefer to have healthy eyes that don’t need any type of treatment. But if you do require treatment why not have it carried out by the very best eye specialists, in the very finest hospital and with the very best possible care?

You may be covered by private medical insurance, or you may wish to consider spreading the cost of your surgery by opting for a monthly payment plan.

We aim to make our costs as transparent as possible, but it’s important to talk everything through in detail with your consultant at the time of your appointment. Some costs may be paid directly to the hospital, while others, such as your consultant fees, may be paid directly to the consultant.

Treatments offered

  • Artificial lens implant

  • Astigmatism assessment

  • Cataract surgery

  • Corneal transplant

  • Diabetic retinopathy and oedema treatment

  • Droopy eyes (ptosis)

  • Epiretinal membrane (macular pucker)

  • Eye bags and dark circles

  • Eyelid cyst chalazion

  • Eyelid cyst removal

  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)

  • General ophthalmology

  • Glaucoma

  • Keratoconus

  • Long-sightedness

  • Macular degeneration

  • Posterior capsule opacification

  • Presbyopia treatment

  • Retinal detachment

  • Retinal laser

  • Short-sightedness

  • Watering eye surgery

  • Vitrectomy & vitreoretinal surgery

  • Yag laser capsulotomy

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